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bug#16491: 24.3.50; ?REGRESSION: `defadvice' doc removed from Elisp manu

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: bug#16491: 24.3.50; ?REGRESSION: `defadvice' doc removed from Elisp manual
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:20:08 -0800
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On 01/22/2014 02:11 PM, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 09:31:07PM -0500, Stefan Monnier wrote:
At the very least, it [documentation of defadvice] should be
available as an Info manual distributed with Emacs.

No, we don't document everything, and since documenting is advertising
we only document those things which we want people to use.

Moving the documentation to a "deprecated" section --- or even a separate elisp manual for deprecated functionality --- woudl be a good compromise.

How about documenting the things those people want to use?  I, for one,
need defadvice (in CC Mode), and the message coming out is that the
upcoming Emacs might not be an optimal development platform the way the
current Emacs is.

Also, how are we encouraging people to convert defadvice to the new
replacement functions if they can't easily access the former's

What if we did it the other way around and provided a downlevel- and XEmacs-compatible add-function implementation written in terms of old defadvice?

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